Sydney R

Academic Area:
Higher Education and Student Affairs , W.W.Wright School of Education

Birmingham, Alabama

Undergraduate Institution:
Agnes Scott College, Georgia

Research Interests:
University expansion and gentrification, philanthropy, women in higher education, diversity and multiculturalism in higher education, history of hip hop, popular culture and higher education.

The Best Thing About Being a Graduate Student at IUB:
The best thing about being a graduate student at IUB is that you can meet people from every corner of the globe.

Insider tip about living in Bloomington:
If you are driving to Indianapolis, get gas at the BP on Highway 37 right outside of Bloomington. The gas is much cheaper!

Recent Posts

Spring has sprung!! Well….kinda.

Hello everybody! Today is the first day of spring! As a southerner, and person who believes in minimum 45 degree weather, I am thrilled that winter is coming to a close. I personally prefer Bloomington in the spring and fall. Mother Nature puts on a show with an array of flowers, colors, sweet smells, and sunshine. However, I can live without the bugs…but I guess we need them for pollination…oh well.

If you are interested in coming and visiting Bloomington, the perfect time is right around the corner. Come up, make some new friends, and enjoy what the city has to offer. My favorite activities are the Farmer’s Market, Taste of Bloomington (a summer event, but start deciding which restaurants you want to try now), an IU Softball game, or you can just take a walk around campus.

That’s all for me folks….Have a springy day! :)

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